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'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn al-Azdi

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Companion of Imam (a)
'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn al-Azdi
Companion of Imam Ali (a)
Demise 37
Cause of Martyrdom In the Battle of Siffin
Activities Reciter of the Qur'an
This article is about one of the companions of Imam 'Ali (a). For the companion of 'Umar b. Sa'd who fought against Imam al-Husayn, see 'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn al-Azdi al-Bajali.

ʿAbd Allāh b. Abī l-Ḥuṣayn al-Azdī (Arabic: عبد الله بن أبي الحُصَین الأزدي, d. 37/657) was a supporter of 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a) in the Battle of Siffin.[1]

In the time of the battle of Siffin, when the army of Imam 'Ali (a) was passing over a bridge in Raqqa, the battle helmets of 'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn al-Azdi and 'Abd Allah b. al-Hajjaj al-Azdi fell on the ground because of the throng of soldiers. They got off their horses and picked up their helmets. 'Abd Allah b. al-Hajjaj told 'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn: "If augury is right, I will be killed soon and you will be killed as well."

'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn said: "I don't like anything more than that."[2]

'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn was a reciter of Quran who went to the battle along with 'Ammar b. Yasir and he was killed.[3] Before he entered the battlefield, Mikhnaf b. Sulaym told him: "We need you more than 'Ammar b. Yasir does." But he ignored him and accompanied 'Ammar. They were both killed in the battle later.[4]

Notes

  1. Ziriklī, al-Aʿlām, vol. 4, p. 83.
  2. Ṭabarī, Tārīkh al-Ṭabarī, vol. 4, p. 566; Minqarī, Waqʿat Ṣiffīn, p. 152.
  3. Ṭabarī, Tārīkh al-Ṭabarī, vol. 4, p. 566; vol. 5, p. 27; Ibn Khaldūn, Dīwan al-mubtadaʾ wa l-khabar, vol. 2, p. 631; Ibn al-Athīr, al-Kāmil fī l-tārīkh, vol. 3, p. 281.
  4. Minqarī, Waqʿat Ṣiffīn, p. 152.

References

  • Ibn al-Athīr al-Jazarī, ʿAlī b. Abī l-Karam. Al-Kāmil fī l-tārīkh. Beirut: Dār Ṣādir, 1385 AH-1965.
  • Ibn Khaldūn, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Muḥammad. Dīwan al-mubtadaʾ wa l-khabar fi tārīkh al-ʿarab wa al-barbar wa man ʿātharahum min dhawi al-shaʾn al-ʾakbar. Edited by Khalīl al-Shaḥāda. 2nd edition. Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1408 AH-1988.
  • Naṣr b. Muzāhim Minqarī. Waqʿat Ṣiffīn. Edited by ʿAbd al-Salām Muḥammad Hārūn. 2nd edition. Cairo: Muʾassisa al-ʿArabīyya al-Ḥadītha, 1382 AH; Qom: Lithography, Manshūrāt Maktabat al-Marʿashī al-Najafī, 1404 AH.
  • Ṭabarī, Muḥammad b. Jarīr al-. Tārīkh al-Ṭabarī. Edited by Muḥammad Abu l-faḍl Ibrāhīm. Beirut: Dar al-Turāth, 1387 AH.
  • Ziriklī, Khayr al-Dīn al-. Al-Aʿlām qāmus tarājum li ashhur al-rijāl wa al-nisāʾ min al-ʿarab wa al-mustaʿribīn wa al-mustashriqīn. 8th edition. Beirut: Dār al-ʿIlm li-l-Malāyyīn, 1989.